This gorgeous new children’s book celebrates Black Lives Matter

“As a graphic designer, we can play a role in standing up for something.” During the protests for racial justice this past summer and over the past few years, Black Lives Matter became a movement and rallying cry, a message of optimism and hope, and a simple statement of affirmation: the lives of Black people matter as much as anyone else’s.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2021-01-19 08:00:06 UTC ]
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